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  • We have exciting nursing opportunities due to expansion of the Clinical teams

    If you are passionate about delivering outstanding clinical care and working in an environment that allows you to achieve excellence in your chosen field, we would love to hear from you.

    Our current available nursing posts can be viewed below.

    However, if you are interested in working at Langford Vets and can not see a current vacancy for preferred area of interest, please do contact HR Advisor Tina Pierson -  tina.pierson@bristol.ac.uk,  for an informal chat about what we may be able to offer.

    Full and part-time hours can be accommodated.

  • We have a rare opportunity to join our theatre team as a Deputy Head Nurse. This role will work alongside our Head Theatre Nurse to support, develop and guide the theatre team in caseload management, advanced surgical procedures, training and human resources whilst still getting to work as a nurse within the team.

    This is an opportunity to work in state-of-the-art theatres, working alongside renowned specialists in Orthopaedics, Soft Tissue, Ophthalmology, Anaesthesia, Cardiology and Neurology. With opportunities to scrub into surgical cases, as well as circulate, perform intraoperative imaging and surgical prep of patients. The successful candidate will also support the head nurse with management of the staff and organisation of the surgical list. They would be involved with teaching and supervision of Veterinary and Veterinary Nursing undergraduates on clinical rotations.  Flexibility will be necessary as the post will require participation in the OOH rota.

    The ideal candidate will demonstrate a high standard of nursing care, a desire to learn and a capability to work under pressure. We are looking for a candidate with at least 2-years’ experience as a qualified nurse and a thorough knowledge of theatre practice. Previous experience in a referral environment and management is desirable but not essential.    

    We offer a competitive salary, generous pension scheme, 5 weeks holiday per year plus Bank Holidays, Bupa Benefit, employee discounts and inclusion on external discount schemes as an employee of Langford Vets.

    Closing date: Friday 18 October 2019

    For further information and to apply, please send your completed application to Tina Pierson, HR Advisor (tina.pierson@bristol.ac.uk).

  • Are you a vet nurse who strives to be outstanding in their field…who would be excited to work exclusively with horses (even if you don’t already?). If so please read on…

    Langford Vets Equine Referral Hospital are looking to add to our brilliant team of equine nurses and we’re hoping that you might be the person we are looking for!

    The person we’re hoping to find:

    Is dedicated - to their job and enjoys working with people as well as animals. Someone who wants to learn about the fantastic equipment and facilities we have here, and who will use it to its full potential.

    Is excited - to learn, to stay on the cutting edge of veterinary best practice and to be part of a team developing ground-breaking research. As a team we are striving to improve the veterinary treatment of horses worldwide, from research to teaching others, our team’s love of horses drives what we do.

    Is caring - we pride ourselves on delivering the highest standards of care to our patients, we believe the culture of our team should be to care for one another as well. We take care to treat all of the horses we see as individuals and to develop treatment plans that are both effective and sensitive to the wellbeing of each individual.

    Is flexible - in their approach to work and is happy to take on new challenges. Our caseload is varied; with medical, surgical and orthopaedic cases our nurses work across all areas and develop a broad range of experience.

    As part of the University of Bristol we are proud to be leading the way in training the vets and nurses of the future, which also means that the culture of learning never stops. Our nurses work along-side our clinicians in supporting the education of degree level students. This means that if you are new to equine referral nursing there is lots of support on hand to grow your skills and confidence swiftly. Our nurses cover 1 in 5 weekend duties, one night per week and Bank Holidays on a rota basis.

    We offer a competitive salary, dependent on experience and 25 days holiday plus Bank Holidays. We have a personal CPD allowance so you can choose to attend the CPD that you would like to attend within your personal budget. We have a competitive salary sacrifice pension scheme and we also offer Bupa benefit. We have an onsite cafe and of course the standard tearoom cakes, but more than that we have a team who are driving to be different, to learn, to improve and to be the best they can be.

    Come and join us!

    If you’d like to apply please get your application in quickly, we reserve the right to interview and appoint before the deadline, we know that great people are in demand.

    If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Tina Pierson, HR Advisor, she’s also on hand to receive your application form. Her email is tp17354@bristol.ac.uk

  • We are seeking to employ a full-time registered veterinary nurse to work as part of our ophthalmology team.

    This is an exciting opportunity to work alongside our ophthalmology team delivering care to the patients that visit the service. The successful candidate needs to be motivated, organised and have at least 1-years experience as a qualified nurse. Our ophthalmology team, work in both our Small Animal Hospital and Equine Hospital, and the successful candidate would work alongside the team in both areas.

    The successful candidate will be involved in surgical procedures, in patient care, stock control, patient admits, blood sampling, IV placement and some laboratory work. They will also be involved with teaching and supervision of Veterinary and Veterinary Nursing undergraduates on clinical rotations, so an interest in teaching is key to this role.

    Previous experience in a referral environment is desirable but not essential.   Flexibility will be necessary as the post will require participation in the OOH rota.

    We offer a competitive salary, generous pension scheme, 5 weeks holiday per year plus Bank Holidays, Bupa Benefit, employee discounts and inclusion on external discount schemes as an employee of Langford Vets.

    Closing date: Friday 11 October 2019

    For further information please contact Tina Pierson, HR Advisor on 0117 394 0495 or email tp17354@bristol.ac.uk.

    Please send your completed application form to Tina Pierson (tp17354@bristol.ac.uk).

  • We have an exciting opportunity for a full-time Night Nurse to join our team.   The role involves working alongside a dedicated team to provide nursing care to our patients in our ICU, Surgery, Neurology, Canine and Feline Medicine Wards.

    As this is an out of hours role, the ideal candidate must be able to work well under their own initiative as well as in a team.   Excellent time keeping skills and the ability to work well under pressure are also a must as the caseload is extremely variable.   No two nights are the same!   For the right candidate, this is an exciting opportunity to fully utilise and develop your nursing skills and gain extensive knowledge of specialist nursing in-patient care.

    The rota comprises of 12 hour shifts on a 7 on 7 off, or 5 on,5 off rolling week, including weekends and bank holidays.

    We offer a competitive salary, generous pension scheme, 5 weeks holiday per year plus Bank Holidays, Bupa Benefit, employee discounts and inclusion on external discount schemes as an employee of Langford Vets.

    Closing date: Friday 18 October 2019

    For further information and to apply please send your completed application form to Tina Pierson, HR Advisor, tp17354@bristol.ac.uk

  • We’re looking for our next oncology senior…could it be you?

    Our oncology team is growing and we’re looking for an MRCVS who is an oncology or medicine diplomate, or perhaps just an exam away.

    We have a brilliant team of committed and talented people, this flexible post offers great work life balance with no out of hours expectation (though if you’d like to join the wider medicine team out of hours then we’d love to help you with that too). We are looking for an experienced clinician, but we are also able to support a developing interest in this area of small animal medicine.

    We are part of the University of Bristol so teaching and learning is part of the fabric of our company, being keen to learn and happy to share your knowledge with others is an essential part of life here and we believe it helps us all to keep learning and pushing ourselves to grow. As part of a multi-disciplinary referral hospital there is daily contact with a huge array of diplomates across all areas, we also benefit from a close relationship with our specialist imagers, soft tissue surgeons and critical care team who help us to excel in what we do by providing the support to compliment our skills.

    Working at Langford Vets means that you are in a beautiful campus in rural Somerset, but within easy access of the bright lights of Bristol making a country or city lifestyle entirely possible. We have an on-site gym, café, pension scheme and Bupa care package that you would expect but more than that we offer a working environment that is busy and exciting while allowing time for a life beyond work.

    We are a positive team who are passionate about our patients and positive about people power, if you think you’d fit the bill please contact Sara Gould at sg16003@bristol.ac.uk for an informal enquiry and the opportunity to come and meet us.

    If you can’t wait to apply please don’t hesitate to fill in our application form and send to Tina Pierson, HR Advisor tina.pierson@bristol.ac.uk.

  • Specialist Soft Tissue Surgeons – look no further!

    If you are a superstar specialist small animal soft tissue surgeon (or if you are an exam away) this could be your dream job!

    A bit about us:

    Join our brilliant surgical team and work in our cutting-edge theatres. Langford Vets are part of the University of Bristol Vet School. Langford Vets is now ten years old and proudly lives by its mission “at the forefront of discovery, at the heart of animal care”. We have the largest team of American, European and RCVS Specialists in the South West, offering a truly multi-disciplinary referral service. Our surgical team encompasses seven ECVS specialists, one staff clinician and five senior clinical training scholars on an ECVS approved residency programme, as well as highly trained nurses, specialist anaesthetists, imagers, medics and criticalists. You will always have support when you need it and you’ll be part of a passionate team who are pushing the boundaries to be the very best they can be. Our hospital runs a continuous improvement policy where we are constantly evaluating and learning to provide the very best in patient care, customer experience and working environment. Our links with the University mean that research and teaching will be part of your world.

    Our small animal hospital is located in the beautiful Somerset countryside, whilst being close to the vibrant city of Bristol allowing the opportunity for a country or city lifestyle. We have an on-site gym, CPD allowance, pension scheme and the usual staff perks on site as well as an informal community of runners, cyclists and lots of other interests.

    This is a permanent position and we are happy to consider full or part-time applications, so please don’t hesitate to get in touch and tell us a bit about you.

    To apply for this post please complete an application form.

    Informal enquiries and applications should be submitted to: Lee Meakin; Lee.Meakin@bristol.ac.uk    

    You must hold a veterinary qualification recognised by the RCVS that allows you to practice veterinary medicine within the UK. Candidates who hold an RCVS, ECVS or ACVS diploma in small animal surgery (soft tissue) are encouraged to apply.

    Closing Date: Thursday 31st October 2019

  • Would you like to join us?

    Langford Vets is looking for a Human Resources Manager to lead our HR team in providing total HR support to the Company, which consists of a team of almost 250 employees across the divisions.

    Your new role: 

    Reporting to the Chief Financial and Commercial Officer, you will lead the Langford Vets HR team, which consists of a Senior HR Advisor and HR Advisor. You will lead the team to provide support and guidance to managers, team leaders and employees on all aspects of Human Resources policy and procedure, covering all aspects of the Human Resources function. You will provide coaching and support to the management team in all aspects of people management and lead key strategic HR initiatives including focusing on employee engagement and human capital management in alignment with the strategic aims of the business.    

    What you’ll need to succeed; 

    You must have proven experience as an HR professional at a similar level and be CIPD qualified. You will be passionate about adding value to the business through people management. You will be an excellent listener and communicator, enabling you to provide clear options and guidance, with empathy and care in all situations. You will be capable of thinking strategically to align the Company HR strategy with the overall Company strategy.

    What you’ll get in return; 

    In addition to a competitive base salary, the successful candidate will be eligible for a range of additional benefits including funding towards CPD, a generous pension scheme, 5 weeks holiday per year plus Bank Holidays, Bupa Benefit, employee discounts and inclusion on external discount schemes as an employee of Langford Vets.

    Closing date; Monday 21 October 2019 

    For informal enquiries and to apply please contact Sara Colley, Head of Human Resources – sara.colley@bristol.ac.uk   

  • We've got some shoes to fill...

    Langford Vets is looking for a Senior HR Advisor to join our HR team to provide a well-rounded generalist HR support to the company, which consists of a team of almost 250 employees across the divisions.

    Your new role: 

    Reporting to the HR Manager, you will join the Langford Vets HR team, which consists of an HR Manager, Senior HR Advisor and HR Advisor. You will provide support and professional guidance to managers, team leaders and employees on all aspects of Human Resources policy and procedure, covering all aspects of the Human Resources function.    

    What you’ll need to succeed; 

    You must have proven experience as an HR professional at a similar level and be passionate about providing support and guidance to add value to the business. You will be an excellent listener and communicator, enabling you to provide clear options and professional guidance, with empathy and care in all situations.

    What you’ll get in return; 

    In addition to a competitive base salary, the successful candidate will be eligible for a range of additional benefits including funding towards CPD, a generous pension scheme, 5 weeks holiday per year plus Bank Holidays, Bupa Benefit, employee discounts and inclusion on external discount schemes as an employee of Langford Vets. 

    Closing date; Monday 21 October 2019.

    For informal enquiries and to apply please contact Sara Colley, Head of Human Resources – sara.colley@bristol.ac.uk   

  • Are you a leader in your field?  - We’re looking for a part time Equine Reception Team Leader  to work 29 hours per week ideally over 5 days.   

    Based in our state-of-the-art Equine Referral Hospital. We’re looking for a confident Reception Team Leader ideally with customer service and reception experience to guide our friendly Equine Reception Team with a smile and enthusiasm.  You should be passionate about understanding our clients and patients’ needs and delivering exceptional service and customer care at every visit.

    With a team covering administration, reception and helping our clients over the phone you’ll have the opportunity to lead by example to showcase your excellent communication and problem-solving skills, with the opportunity to review protocols where required.

    Can you keep a cool head under pressure in a fast-paced Equine Hospital? As you can expect, emergency referrals are a part of referral hospital life, so it is vital you are adaptable and can prioritise well in order to support the whole hospital. We pride ourselves on working together when things get tough, can you motivate a team and support each of them in achieving their goals?  

    Langford Vets can support you too, we have an on-site gym, café and pension scheme as well as a beautiful rural location in Somerset while remaining close to the city lights of Bristol. We offer a competitive salary, 5 weeks holiday per year, plus bank holidays, employee discounts and an external discount scheme.

    If this sounds like you, we’re waiting to hear from you. Don’t delay, contact Tina Pierson, HR Advisor tina.pierson@bristol.ac.uk with your completed application form or for more information.

    Closing date: Friday 18th October 2019

  • We are currently looking for a Theatre Assistant to work as part of our Theatre team.

    This is an opportunity to work in state-of-the-art theatres, working alongside renowned specialists in Orthopaedics, Soft Tissue, Ophthalmology, Anaesthesia, Cardiology and Neurology.   The successful candidate will work in several different roles within the theatre team, sterilising surgical instrumentation, infection control within the theatres, assisting with surgical preparation on cases and circulating with surgical cases. They will have a responsibility to maintain a high standard of hygiene within the surgical areas and ensure that stock control is maintained.

    The ideal candidate will demonstrate a high standard of care, a desire to learn and a capability to work under pressure. Previous experience in a referral environment is desirable but not essential.   Flexibility will be necessary as the post will require participation in the OOH rota.

    We offer a competitive salary, generous pension scheme, 5 weeks holiday per year plus Bank Holidays, Bupa Benefit, employee discounts and inclusion on external discount schemes as an employee of Langford Vets.

    Closing date: Friday 18 October 2019

    For further information and to apply, please send your completed application to Tina Pierson, HR Advisor (tina.pierson@bristol.ac.uk).

  • We have an exciting opportunity for a Clinical Pathologist to join our Diagnostic Laboratories Team on a short-term contract for 12 months. The successful applicant will provide an excellent clinical pathology service for both our internal and external clients. This is a friendly, welcoming team with excellent client relations.

    The successful candidate must have at least three years' experience working as a veterinary surgeon in Clinical Pathology and be a member of the RCVS. Preference will be given to a Diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Clinical Pathology, a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Pathology (Clinical Pathology) or a Fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists (Veterinary Clinical Pathology). You may be considered if you have significant experience and are eligible for one or more of these postgraduate qualifications. Please see the job description for more details on the role.

    Full and Part-time applications are welcome.

    For informal enquiries please contact Clinical Pathologist and Lecturer, Marta Costa: m.costa@bristol.ac.uk or Chief Executive Officer, Richard Hammond: ceo-lvs@bristol.ac.uk.

    To apply please submit your application form to Tina Pierson, HR Advisor: tina.pierson@bristol.ac.uk

  • We are looking for a Diagnostic Imager to join our outstanding team! 

    Your new role: 

    The successful applicant will join our current team of four boarded Diagnostic Imagers, three residents and our team of radiographers and nurses. The hospital is multidisciplinary with a varied and interesting caseload and the role includes opportunities for pursuing research and teaching of both our undergraduate and postgraduate (interns and residents) students.

    What you’ll need to succeed; 

    You must have at least five years' experience working as a veterinary surgeon and be a member of the RCVS. You will be American or European boarded or be board eligible.

    What you’ll get in return; 

    The successful candidate will be eligible for a range of additional benefits including time and funding towards CPD, a generous pension scheme, 5 weeks holiday per year plus Bank Holidays, Bupa Benefit, employee discounts and inclusion on external discount schemes as an employee of Langford Vets.  You will benefit from the skills and knowledge of the exceptional clinicians around you, the support of our brilliant nurses, and be part of a fantastic hospital team. 

     You will also be working with our state-of-the-art equipment including;

    •  16 slice Siemens CT scanner
    • 1.5T MRI scanner – Philips Ingenia CX
    • Siemens S2000 and S3000 Ultrasound machines
    • DR and CR radiography rooms
    • Access to a 3 Tesla Siemens Prisma MRI scanner

     

    For informal enquiries please contact Chris Warren-Smith; chris.warren-smith@bristol.ac.uk    

    Please send completed application forms to Tina Pierson, HR Advisor at tp17354@bristol.ac.uk.

  • The University of Bristol are currently open to applications for the following Internships & Residencies:

     

    MSc (Residencies) :  Please make an online application for this studentship at http://www.bris.ac.uk/pg-howtoapply. Please select MSc in Veterinary Science on the Programme Choice page & the pathway you are applying for.

    PG Diploma (Interns) : Please make an online application for this studentship at http://www.bris.ac.uk/pg-howtoapply. Please select Veterinary Clinical Practice (PG Dip) on the Programme Choice page & the pathway you are applying for.